Ex parte KIM - Page 9




          Appeal No. 96-3211                                                            
          Application 07/928,717                                                        
          at 14.)  We conclude that the combination of references meets                 
          these limitations.  We have already found that Niitsu teaches                 
          generating a difference signal between successive components of a             
          received luminance signal indicative of movement of an object.                
          Finding 14, supra.  We have also already explained how an artisan             
          would have been led to use Niitsu's luminance frame difference                
          signal as a motion detector to switch from intermittent mode to               
          continuous mode in the combination of references.  Conclusion 5,              
          supra.  Thus, we conclude that the combination meets all of the               
          contested limitations of claim 10.                                            
               10. Applicant approaches claim 12 in much the same way as                
          claim 10.  Niitsu's motion detection means generates a motion                 
          detection signal.  Suzuki uses a sensor signal, including motion              
          detection signals, to change recording modes (on/off) in a                    
          surveillance system.  Folsom teaches switching between an                     
          intermittent (videotape-saving) mode and a continuous mode in                 
          response to an alarm situation.  See conclusion 5, supra.                     
          Applicant has not explained how the recited limitations (Paper 33             
          at 15, listing motion detection and two recording modes) overcome             
          the combination.  Thus, we conclude the combination renders                   
          claim 12 obvious as well.                                                     



          trigger the means-plus-function provisions of 35 U.S.C.  112.                
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